(third-person singular simple present drop ships, present participle drop shipping, simple past and past participle drop shipped)
- To deliver goods for a business directly to its customers, as though the business owned a relevant inventory, but the manufacturer is the real source of that delivery.
- If you drop ship the orders, then you don't need to own the products; thus, fewer of your customers suspect you're acting as a middle man.
drop ship - Computer Definition
To send merchandise directly from the manufacturer or distributor to the end user after purchasing the item at a retail store or website. The world of online shopping (e-commerce) caused a marked increase in drop shipping.